Uphill, Thomas Aubert

UPHILL, Thomas Aubert, politician (b 26 June 1874, Radstock, England; d 22 Feb 1962, Fernie). At his death he was best known for having fought and won more provincial elections than anyone in Canadian history. He served as the Independent–Labour MLA for FERNIE from 1920 to 1960, watching the turnover of 7 provincial PREMIERS and 8 LT GOVS. After working in the Welsh coal mines as a child, then serving in the Boer War, Uphill came to Canada in 1906. He became secretary of the Fernie local of...

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